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Sep 13, 2012 5:30pm PDT
they were getting into. our report from our los angeles bureau tonight, nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: according to the casting call, it was supposed to be an historical adventure film. but when one person saw the film that led to such anger in the arab world, she was shocked. >> i am so sorry, there is no way to take anything back. i didn't know. i'm sure a lot of the actors didn't know. >> reporter: the video that came out of the studio east of los angeles, was not an adventure story. in fact, two actors on the film said the original spoken lines from the screen play were later dubbed over without their knowledge. the result that was unleashed in the trailer was a barrage against islam's customs and its prophet, muhammed. >> i can see any muslim to be upset, for example if you depict jesus in negative terms, many christians would be angry. >> reporter: cindy garcia said she called the producer to complain. but the self-described consultant and spokesperson for the film said sam bacile, who has not surfaced, is not the real name of the producer who came to him. >> and th
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Sep 26, 2012 2:05am PDT
the country. >> i know. >> five is atlanta. >> four is los angeles. >> three is baltimore. and my top two cities in the country are number two and number one, baby, new orleans, louisiana. >> and new york city. what they all have in common, something hoda can't live without, a strong night life. for somebody who gets up at 4:00 in the morning, what are you doing out on the town? >> i like the grittiness of those kinds of cities. i like the smell. >> you like the smell? >> yes, neat cities, clean, that's not my kind of city. i like cities with dirt under their nails. >> like you like your men. >> yes. all right. >>> should we go to the best underthings? >> yes, we're going to come up with a segment by "redbook" magazine, they tested the best bras, shape wear, and underwear. should be like who gives a rip, but that's very, very important. >> we really, really care about this. >>> we have a big show coming up. do you know who's with us? >> i believe we have mr. jimmy fallon himself and the three gentlemen who play the dads in his new sitcom? >> oh, yes. where's the jimmy? not going t
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Sep 11, 2012 11:00am PDT
from palm springs to los angeles had been reporting a strong rotten egg smell since yesterday. air quality investigators think the foul odor is coming from the salton sea which is 150 miles southeast of los angeles. it is a large saltwater lake and experienced a massive fish die-off. they say the smell is harmless. tell your nose that. >> i guess it is called getting funky in the wrong way. >>> still ahead, royal sighting in singapore. why the duke and duchess of cambridge are visiting. >>> how troops in afghanistan are observing the day. >>> since 9/11, we have not lost our focus. we perform our duty in the series of our nation. >> you are watching the service in kabul, afghanistan, marking the 11th anniversary of the september 11th attacks. there is a long of memorials through the day. >>> britain's diamond jubilee is heading east. far east. prince william and his wife, kate stopped by to see an orchid named in honor of william's mother, princess diana. the couple is scheduled to meet with monarchs and members of the public. >>> up next, get this, the only restaurant where hard h
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Sep 28, 2012 5:30pm PDT
many of those inmates may now have to be released. >>> a sign of the times in los angeles these past couple of days. a sports arena transformed into the world's biggest doctor's office. thousands showed up to receive free health care services, a lot of them actually have jobs, but they either have no insurance, or even with it their medical care is too expensive. more on the story. >> reporter: ken williams had not seen the dentist in four years. >> just get the wrist band -- >> reporter: today, he waited with thousands of others at the largest health care clinic in the country to get the root canal he could never afford. >> it needs to be done, it is almost close to 2 or $4,000. >> reporter: the volunteers at this free temporary health clinic ilos angeles, say many here have a job but not insurance. >> they're unemployed, people who are employed, people who are working two jobs. every ethnic group in america, a cross section of people in america. >> reporter: but this person has diabetes, no health care. >> i am employed full-time but can't afford to pay my medical insurance. >> rep
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Sep 14, 2012 4:00am PDT
, los angeles, you for today and tomorrow, temperatures in the 90s, upper 90s, close to the 100-degree mark. not too much in the way of clouds. i did mention the fire danger, of course, look at some of the red flag warnings across the cast indicates expire earlier on this morning. some of those through western montana go at least through the evening. be careful out there. fire danger concerns last couple of weeks on and off and certainly something to keep in mind especially after the season we've had so far. temperatures outside, 68 in l.a. 81 in phoenix and as i mentioned later on this afternoon a big warm-up in l.a. up in the 80s and 90s. once you get in the week a cooldown on the way. seattle, 79, full sunshine. thfallon, nevada. great news for travelers. so quiet across a good stretch of the west. we'll talk about what you can expect the start of the weekend. for some of us it's business as usual. >> thank you very much, todd. >>> well, the stimulus stimulates wall street, applications for unemployment benefits spike, and the creative cross promotion frowninged upon by polic
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Sep 21, 2012 6:00pm PDT
-lifetime chance to see a piece of air naughtic history make its way to los angeles. our reporter was there to see it earlier today and she said people were stunned and elated to see the shuttle. >> reporter: a proud and final moment for space shuttle "endeavour." >> 235 flights, it had over 800 seats that people went into space. >> reporter: he was one of those people. in fact, he was one of the first, not on "endeavour" but on each of the four other nasa shuttles, saying good-bye to the only one he ever flew on was bittersweet for the 74-year-old who now works at nasa ames. >> there are things like that that empowers legacy that i think we're celebrating as much today to saying good-bye to the shuttle as it goes into storage. >> reporter: former astronaut steve robertson watched. very different from his last encounter on dev dev. >> i flew on the second to last one and i started here at nasa ames. i just turned 19, which i hate was a little while ago, so it was full circle for me. >> reporter: it's more than a celebration of "endeavour." it highlights the power of nasa ames. >> the
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Sep 12, 2012 11:00am PDT
happening near downtown los angeles. as police pursue an alleged armed bank robber. you can see the black suv makes its way in and out of surface streets. this is near downtown los angeles. police say there may be multiple suspects in the vehicle. as we have been watching this unfold, we have actually seen money being tossed out of the suv. so, again, police in pursuit of the alleged armed bank robber. there may be more suspects in the black suv under way near downtown los angeles. >>> in other news. the popular airs in reno get started today. just one year after the very deadly crash out there. the world war ii era plane crashed into the stands last september killing a total of 11 people. the organizers have new changes recommended by the ntsb. including the adjustments to the course to make the turns less sharp and keep planes at a distance. there is a focus on pilot training. >>> day three of the chicago school strike and still no end in sight. negotiators for the district and teachers are still talking. they say, yes, there is some progress, but both sides admit no deal appearss emine
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Sep 22, 2012 11:00pm PDT
. >> tonight's victory was all the more sweet with the dodgers's los angeles loss tonight, moving them into a position with a win, 8-4. >> i'm very excited. when the dodgerss lost 8-0 against cincinnati. and 360 million down the drain. >> the dodgerss can fine whoever they want, all comes down to chemistry. can't buy a championship, you have to earn it. and that is what the giants are doing. >> as you can imagine, people are still out here celebrating restaurants and bars around the ballpark are parked with fans, to celebrate, live in san francisco, kimberly terry, nbc, bay area news. >> all right, folks with red hair behind you, as well, or orange, i suppose. and you're lucky, we're all jealous. >> i always root for bay area teams, it was wonderful, we were cheering them on, it was so exciting, there was so much energy. we were right up there against the padres dugouts, and to turn around and see the excitement of the fans, it was awesome. >> i'm jealous -- >> indeed, battle of the bay. >>> within minutes of the win, giants tweeted out this link, it shows all the team's swag, t-shirts, hats,
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Sep 3, 2012 4:00am PDT
hasn't rained in seattle for a while. well if you are watching us on knbc in los angeles, peer into some of the world's largest extremes. >>> here's a look at this morning's headlines and entertainment news. at the box office this weekend, fear ruled. the horror film "the possession" took advantage of the holiday weekend. not much competition. and a pg-rating. to grab the top spot with $17.7 million. and this one is bill's favorite film. "oogie love". that's not for you? >> no. >> how about this one? as expected, the big balloon venture earned the worst wide release opening ever, averaging just $207 a theater. >> you can do the math at $10 a ticket, 20 people average in every theater. >> elsewhere, oscar-winner russell crowe and a friend had to be rescued by a u.s. coast guard boat after they lost their way kayaking in the waters off new york's long island. oops. where's the compass? >>> finally, check this out. hollywood's walk of fame is one place you won't be finding the ubiquitous kim kardashian. all saying she wanted her own star, winning the award is part of the criteria for being
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Sep 1, 2012 5:30pm PDT
states. >> reporter: look at los angeles. the average is now $4.16 a gallon. >> of course the motor home is going to be sitting home this weekend because it's going to be way too much money to fill it up. >> reporter: gasbuddy.com's heat map shows the least to most expensive states from green to red, 3.78 in massachusetts, $3.97 in new york. and $4.15 in both california and illinois, the highest in the country. in chicago nearly $4.34. >> i have to make changes with how i buy food, how i do my bills. >> reporter: this is interesting. aaa calculates that if you're driving from atlanta to kansas city in a 2008 toyota van, you'll pay about $190 in fuel. same vehicle from new york to chicago, about $200. from spokane to palm springs about $358 in fuel. the good news, gas prices aren't expected to stay this high. as refineries start switching to a less expensive winter blend, their inventories will come back up. gas prices, it's hoped, will start to go back down. >> between thanksgiving and christmas, the national average may drop to the mid $3.00 range. certainly some areas could drop even l
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Sep 17, 2012 5:00pm PDT
atop a 747 today for a nationwide tour ending in los angeles, but weather has postponed the flight at least until tomorrow. low flyovers are still being planned along cape canaveral and nasa facilities from mississippi all the way here to the bay area. "endeavour" is expected to fly over the golden gate bridge, and nasa ames mountain view on thursday before heading to its final home at the california science center in los angeles. >>> okay. back in a minute with a big secret of "50 shades." stay with us. >>> some lights on "50 shade." the author of the best-selling and very steamy romance novel admits the scenes that play out between christian gray and anastacia steel are her fantasies. it has sold more than 30 million copies, and a movie is now in the works. >> i haven't read it yet. i've downloaded it, but i have not read it. >> it's very popular on tablets because you can't see what people are reading. and people are embarrassed about reading it. >> i don't know what the whole thing is about. >> oh my goodness! >> i'm kidding. i've heard a little bit. >> i'll give you a cliff notes
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Sep 17, 2012 11:00am PDT
scheduled to leave for a nationwide tour ending in los angeles, but weather is postponing that flight until tomorrow. low flyovers are planned for cape canaveral and through mississippi and bay area. endeavour is expected to fly over the golden gate bridge. keep a head's up. that is before heading to the final home at the california science center in los angeles. >>> get ready for a change at the golden arches drive-thru. the move comes ahead of national rules that take effect next year requiring restaurants to post calories and nutritional information. it will be posted in more than 14,000 mcdonald's restaurants and drive-thrus. >>> your kids may not eat multiple big macs every day, but the salt intake shows they do. kids eat 3,300 milligrams of salt each day. that is the same amount contained in three big macs. higher salt intake is linked to high blood pressure. the recommended daily is no more than one teaspoon daily which is 2,300 milligrams. >>> if you are not afraid of heights and like rock climbing, we will show you why you may want to plan a trip to london. >>> are you afraid
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Sep 17, 2012 4:30am PDT
scheduled to leave kennedy space center today for a nationwide tour and would end up in los angeles, but weather postponing that move until tomorrow. low flyovers are still planned along cape canavarel and nasa facilities from mississippi to the bay area. "endeavour" is expected to fly over the bay area on thursday before heading to its final home in the california science center located down in los angeles. >>> 4:55. get ready for a change at the golden arches drive-through. mcdonald's will start listing calorie information on its menus today. the move comes ahead of national rules that take effect next year requiring restaurants to clearly post calories and other nutritional information for customers. the new calorie-count menus will be posted in more than 14,000 restaurants and drive-throughs. now, if they can hear your order. >> that's funny. keep an eye on that too. >>> 4:55. let's check in on the traffic with mike. >> it's going to take forever for those new folks. let me see what i want, how many calories. it's going to take them longer. let's look out to the roadways. nothing wro
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Sep 19, 2012 11:00pm PDT
his school in los angeles, to fremont, just to campaign. he really wants to be mayor. >> thank you for being here this evening. >> reporter: he's poised. and his political knowledge goes well beyond the last 18 years of his wife. and he wants to be the next mayor of fremont. >> even though i'm young, i have everything that it takes to make sure that we can solve the problems here in fremont. >> reporter: fremont is akbarry's hometown. he graduated from washington high school two years ago. right now, he's majoring in mechanical engineering and minoring in computer science at usc. if he wins, he would be the city's first mayor of south-asian descent and obviously, its youngest. >> i think the main thing to focus on is what i have to offer. >> and there are concerned about what akbari can offer the fourth-largest city in the bay area. if you want to dwell on his age, he says it's just a number. >> i worked on pete stark's campaign four years ago when he was running. >> you were 14. >> right. but i've been involved in local politics since i was 8 or 9 years old. >> reporter: that's not en
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Sep 25, 2012 12:35am PDT
know, i miss new york. >> jimmy: you're in l.a. now. >> i had to move to los angeles -- >> jimmy: for "the new normal." >> for "the new normal." which is very exciting. >> jimmy: yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> but, yes, i miss -- i miss new york. i miss being here. >> jimmy: here's what i want to know. >> okay, hit me. [ light laughter ] >> jimmy: "the book of mormon." >> yes. >> jimmy: you were amazing in it. >> oh, thank you very much. >> jimmy: how many shows did you do? >> i think a little over 500. [ applause ] >> jimmy: wow. now, that's -- >> i know. crazy. >> jimmy: that's crazy. do you miss it? do you have nightmares and dreams about it? >> i totally miss it. i haven't had any mormon dreams yet. but the show -- the show is in los angeles right now. the tour is there. so there's these posters every place with my, like, headless body jumping from the -- >> jimmy: oh, yeah, the cover -- the playbill -- it's your body -- yeah. >> it's followed me a little bit. >> jimmy: that's you jumping -- >> to los angeles. >> jimmy: yeah, holding the book. right there. "the book of mormon."
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Sep 23, 2012 11:00pm PDT
shot of the hollywood sign right there. "endeavor" is being kept at los angeles international airport until october 12th when it is due to travel by street to its prime minister new home at the california science center. beautiful pictures. >>> some east coast fishermen have one great fish tale to tell. >> i got him. >> so the men battled with the monstrous shark for 90 minutes before it was fully hooked. the catch was towed in to port where it was weighed and measured. the thresher tipped the scale at 568 pounds. the length of 14'9". this is not known if it is a record catch but impressive one way or the other. >>> we will check in with rob on the weather. another gorgeous day but overcast and muggy. >> we had some clouds coming in. that is the outer fringe of a system coming in that is bringing fall on the east side at this hour. right now it is all about the fog that's coming in to san francisco. you can see -- well you can't see across the bay. that's the point. we have the fog coming in. the sea breeze picking up that hints at short-term cooling spurred on by the weather system i
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Sep 29, 2012 11:00pm PDT
thoughts are with them today. >> and once again, that was elena gomez reporting. >>> in los angeles, despite an unplanned stop to the work on the 405, the completion work should be completed in time for the monday morning commute. around 5:00 a chunk of the mulholland bridge fell on the freeway. officials had to halt the work for a little bit. officials have been warning people to avoid the area to avoid traffic backups. the bridge is being destroyed to widen the 405 freeway, which is one of the busiest freeways in the entire country. >>> let's bring in henry wolford of comcast sportsnet right now for a look at sports. an incredible ending to the a's game. hello, henry! >> the a's play-off was coming down to the wire and down to the final five regular games of the season. how about fans of the green and gold? pretty blue for the first eight innings sunday. highlights of what happened afterwards straight ahead in sports. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow. you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have these fancy wireless receivers. blah, blah, blah. if i h
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Sep 28, 2012 4:00am PDT
anarchy" was found dead thursday in los angeles. police say he was suspected in the killing of an 81-year-old woman who may have been his landlord. lewis, who once dated katy perry, either fell or jumped off the roof. >>> nasa is taking a very close look at new photos from mars that show pebbles rounded off. now scientists say it may be a sign that water once flowed on the red planet, possibly enough to fill a stream. >>> now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,485 after adding 72 points yesterday. the s&p gained 13. the nasdaq climbed 42. taking a look at overseas trading this morning, in tokyo the nikkei dropped 79 points but in hong kong the hang seng was up 78. >>> well, aggressive budget cutting from one of europe's troubled economies helped wall street snap its losing streak. spain's finance minister announced $51 billion in budget cuts yesterday hoping to convince the world it can meet its fiscal targets. that news helped gold continue its recent climb toward its biggest quarterly gain in two years. >>> earlier mixed econom
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Sep 24, 2012 4:00am PDT
los angeles and san diego, a little cooler, especially closer to the coast, than it was yesterday. looks like tomorrow even cooler yet at 75. nothing really changing out here in the west. a pretty nice weather pattern through much of the week. if you're watching us on kmir 6, palm springs, california, see exotic animals in mud huts as you walk through a replica of a real african village at village watutu at the living desert. >> village watutu. >> a new one for me. >>> it was a battle at the box office over the weekend. two films so far tying for first place. jake gyllenhaal drama "end of watch" took in an estimated $13 million performing above expectations thanks to the mostly male over 25 audience. meanwhile, the jennifer lawrence horror pick "house at the end of the street" also took in an estimated $13 million fueled by mostly younger female fans. a close third with a disappointing $12.7 million, the clint eastwood baseball drama "trouble with the curve," half of its audience was over the age of 50. amy adams was in it, but also justin timberlake. interesting. however, all the
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Sep 18, 2012 5:30pm PDT
policy specifics. hours after romney publicly courted latino voters in los angeles monday. >> and i'm convinced the republican party is the rightful home of hispanic americans. >> reporter: that secret recording showed romney privately joking about his father's background, born to american parents in mexico. >> had i been born to mexican parents, i would have a better shot of winning. my father was one of the americans living in mexico. they lived there for a number of years. i say that jokingly. >> reporter: and later added -- >> the hispanic voting block becomes as committed to the democrats as the african-american voting block has in the past. while we're in trouble as a party, and i think as a nation. >> reporter: romney's candid remarks ricochetted across the landscape. president obama's re-election chair jim messina blasted the comments as shocking. joe biden was for once almost speechless. >> i'll let his words speak for themselves. >> reporter: conservative commentator bill kristol called the remarks arrogant and stupid. and joe scarborough weighed in this morning on "toda
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Sep 30, 2012 3:30pm PDT
hour. in los angeles, they called it carmageddon 2, part of the 405 freeway shut down for repairs. the project started yesterday and will be done by tomorrow's commute. if the contractors missed their deadline, they'll be fined $6,000 per lane for every ten minutes they're late. >>> and tonight we notice the passing of a towering figure in american journalism. arthur solsberger. he decided to publish a secret government history of the vietnam war known as "the pentagon papers" when nixon administration demanded h he stop publishing the article, the paper refused. he was 86 years old. >>> we're back in a moment with some final thoughts from afghanistan. and every day since, we've worked hard to keep it. bp has paid over twenty-three billion dollars to help people and businesses who were affected, and to cover cleanup costs. today, the beaches and gulf are open for everyone to enjoy -- and many areas are reporting their best tourism seasons in years. we've shared what we've learned with governments and across the industry so we can all produce energy more safely. i want you to know, ther
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Sep 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
america. in los angeles, it was take the money and run and then throw it out of the window. a pair of suspected bank robbers tossed out wads of stolen cash while being chased by police. when the thieves were finally captured, one woman dove into the truck's driver seat to get a piece of all of that currency. police responded quickly and they surrounded the truck to stop a mob scene. >>> in new york city, it's the hairdo 15 years in the making. you're looking at the guinness world record-holder for the tallest mohawk, a towering 3'8.6" high. it sits, or i should say stands, atop the fashion designer in japan who says it takes two hours, plus three cans of hairspray and one can of gel to have a good hair day. >>> and finally, in california, we have an update at the baby panda at the san diego zoo. after six weeks, he's starting to open his little eyes, but it will take the guy about three more weeks to open them fully. in the meantime, the zoo is taking suggestions on what to name him. how about adorable? >>> and now for a look at your national and regional weather, here's meteorologist
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Sep 29, 2012 5:00pm PDT
that is. we'll let you know how day one of c went in los angeles. >>> one of the season's most fantastic finishes at the coliseum. the latest on the as quest for the postseason. you're not going to believe this one. this is a lot of food for 4 bucks. yeah... think they made a mistake? i don't know - maybe. the fried cheese melt is back for just 4 bucks. 1 of 4 big 4-dollar meals on the 2-4-6-8 value menu. only at denny's. open all night. >>> in the race for the white house, the vice presidential candidates had a bit of a debate of their own today on the economy. nbc bay area's brian mooar has the latest. >> days before the first vice presidential debate mitt romney is hammering the president on foreign policy. >> when president obama was asked about the recent disruption and chaos and violence in the middle east, he said that these were merely bumps in the road. >> thanks. >> bumps in the road also describes what the romney campaign has been unable to avoid in recent weeks. costly distractions, and discouraging poll numbers are upstaging the republican message. >> look at what
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Sep 19, 2012 4:30am PDT
morning. after that, the shuttle will touch down in los angeles where in mid-october it will be hauled along city streets to the new home at the california science center. friday morning. won't it be cool? >> it looks like the weather should hold up. >> i think you'll have a pretty good seat. >> we'll be all over it. 4:57 right now. an oversized -- sorry an overnight chase sends a police officer to the hospital. >>> and of course for all your news, come check us out on facebook. just search nbc bay area news. >>> the celebration continues. please join me to honor our olympians and paralympians at the fairmont hotel for the welcome home dinner. for tickets, go to nbcbayarea.com. >> developing news out of the east bay this morning with an attempte
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Sep 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
convicted, the four defendants face 20 years in prison. >>> in los angeles country music crooner vince gill will be honored with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. gill's star will be placed next to his wife, singer amy grant. >>> happy birthday to actress and "saturday night live" alum jane curtin who turns 65 today. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and more as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. in a "today" exclusive, president obama's sister and the first lady's brother give an inside look at the obama family, and actress eva longoria previews the speech she is scheduled to give at tonight's democratic national convention. >>> and now keep it on this channel for continuing local news, weather, sports, and more. i'm lynn berry. thanks for watching "early today," st your first stop of the day, today on your nbc station. have a good one.
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Sep 21, 2012 5:30pm PDT
from the airport to a museum in los angeles, without having to cut down 400 perfectly good trees, in a city that could use more of them and not less. trees that nature worked hard to grow and were not hurting anybody. and were only making life better. the endeavour was the last of the shuttles, and after all the millions of miles it has flown, this last bit of its final journey is proving the most controversial. our report from los angeles. >> reporter: it was the final flight, a victory lap around california, piggy back, passing landmarks like the golden gate bridge and the hollywood sign. >> right over there, right over there. >> what a sight, never saw anything like that in my life. >> reporter: above communities, where they built endeavour 20 years ago, bill roberts worked on it for decades. >> it is the home of the endeavour, we're very glad to see it come here. >> reporter: the orbitter that traveled through space touched down for the last time at international airport. but it is the final earth bound leg of its trip, the final through l.a.x. and city streets and the science ce
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Sep 18, 2012 4:00am PDT
. >>> the "los angeles times" reports the boy scouts of america hid information about sex abuse cases for decades. the newspaper says the abuse was documented in secret files and that 80% of the cases were not reported to law enforcement. >>> and space shuttle "endeavour" is still in florida and its trip to los angeles has been delayed yet again. stormy weather along the gulf of mexico means the shuttle won't depart until tomorrow heading for its permanent home at the california science center. >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,553 after losing 40 points yesterday. the s&p was down 4 and the nasdaq fell 5. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo, the nikkei dipped 35 points while in hong kong the hang seng lost 56. >>> wall street gave up ground for the fifth monday in a row thanks to fresh signs of an economic slowdown. news that northeast manufacturing hit a 3 1/2 year low set off investors' jitters monday. this just days after friday's news that august industrial production fell the most in more th
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Sep 4, 2012 5:30pm PDT
reveal what they do on the job. and we should quickly add, most never do. >>> in los angeles, there's growing dismay tonight over what the city is doing to make way for the arrival of the retired space shuttle "endeavor." they are cutting down 400 trees. many of them mature beautiful trees in a city that needs them. our report tonight from nbc's mike taibbi. >> reporter: they're cutting down some 400 trees, including many mature pines and magnolias reduced to stumps, so the five story high, 78-foot wide endeavor can move down the streets. some along the south l.a. route are not amused. >> you're sitting at a stoplight, that little bit of shade is gone. it is a concrete jungle. it's more like new york than los angeles. >> that's stupid. replant them, why cut them down? >> reporter: the california science center says, once the "endeavor" is in place, they'll plant twice as many trees as will have been cut down. but removing the trees on the route selected was the only option. dismantling endeavor or airlifting it were deemed impossible. so good-bye trees. the 12 mile trip from l.a.x. to
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Sep 7, 2012 5:00am PDT
shrine auditorium in los angeles. all four broadcast networks plus a dozen cable networks will air this commercial-free starting at 8:00 p.m. 100% of the public donations go to cancer. that's a beautiful thing. tune tine nbc bay area to check that out. >> nice unification effort. london to the bay area and olympic gold medal swimmer teaching local kids how to swim. colin jones will make a big splash but it's not just for fun. after almost drowning as a child jones wants kids to be safe. he teamed up with the make a splash foundation to teach kids how to swim. the free swim lessons kick off at 9:00 tomorrow morning in san jose. >> that's awesome. >> not only that he overcame it. >> tell kids, look, i was scared, now i'm in the olympics. 5:25. amazing weather with christina. going to be a good weekend? >> it's going to be so nice. for your outdoor plan, even if your plans involve you staying inside and cleaning you won't have to do so with the ac cranking. 78 right here in san jose. even in the city by the bay, getting comfortable, 66 degrees. we have changes for the weekend, we want to h
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Sep 21, 2012 7:00am PDT
from edwards air force base to los angeles. a special flyover for mark kelly in tucson who looked on in amazement with congresswoman gabrielle giffords. >>> and do you love honey boo boo and wish your child had a name like that? sugar bear and what's left for us? there's a nickname generator online. here is what they give us for savannah. shuga goober. willie geist, you're woo woo glitz, and the executive producer jim bell will be known as jinxy boo bear. all right. >> hold on, natalie, i have this going here. your nickname is. >> what? >> let's put that in. i can't get it. >>> let's look, alaska -- just firing into seward and anchorage. five inches yesterday caused massive flooding. more today in torrential rains and wind. rest of the country expecting to see plenty of sunshine on the eastern seaboard, wet weather through southern florida. look for another warm day in the pacific northwest, not great newsnews for wildfire firefight >>> and good morning to you. here's the view, san francisco looking out to the golden gate bridge, you can see the top of the tower there an mainly fog-f
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Sep 15, 2012 5:00am PDT
protests around the world taken in for questioning. we are in los angeles with the very latest. >> reporter: this is only one of three men who have been linked to this film -- it's not really a film, it's a trailer. a 14-minute trailer. she an egyptian-born christian and an ex-con, as lester said before, convicted in the past for bank fraud. an l.a. county sheriffs department official repeated that he is not under arrest. >> the l.a. county sheriff's department considers right now there is no credible threat whatsoever. he is not a danger to anybody or anything. as i said, he's right now being interviewed by federal probation officers to see if he can, in fact, in violation of his federal probation. >> he has said that he was not responsible for the film, he was just a logistics person behind it. the people potentially responsible for the content were steve cline, a local insurance salesman and ex-marine, and joseph misrala, a company with a website and a broadcast operation with this film. both of them are now in hiding. >>> now to the violence overseas. the bodies of the four americans ki
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Sep 28, 2012 7:00am PDT
was the worst way to do it. we have a new winner. >>> let's check the weather. al is in los angeles. good morning. >> he is lucky she didn't pull the ejector seat procedure. good morning, everybody. we have wet weather to talk about in different parts of the country. first of all, we start in texas where we have flash flood watches. that's because we got heavy rain as low pressure makes its way through northern texas. talking about anywhere from three to five inches of rain. we have flood warnings, flash flood warnings and flood watches in effect for much of southern texas with the heavy rainfall amounts. up to 5" in some areas. in the northeast, more wet weather making it to the northeast and new england. look for airport delays anywhere >>> good friday morning to you. temperatures today are going to be a touch cooler than yesterday, just about as warm but with more low clouds to start. you'll hit about 69 degrees in san francisco, 77 in los gatos and down from 95 in livermore to 90 today. temperatures spike as we head through your saturday and look where we're headed this weekend. 102 d
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Sep 12, 2012 6:00pm PDT
in los angeles. people were glued to their tv sets this morning. for 20 minutes, that black volvo cass driving around in a neighborhood. residents ran out, hoping to cash in as money was being thrown from that volvo. the streets grew more crowded with cars and people. you see the gridlock down below. police captured the two men and found a gun and a knife in that car and plenty of cash on the streets. >> that scene playing out on live tv with choppers totally los angeles. >>> mcdonald's adding something new to its menu and it may make you think twice about your order. >>> good evening. i'm jeff ranieri. we're turning up the heat a little bit on thursday. instead of 80s inland, low 90s. and if you are looking ahead to the 49ers this sunday, sun for you tailgaters with 60s. more coming up. >>> in health matters, before you take a bite, you'll know what's inside that bigmac. mcdonald's will now post calorie counts in all its restaurants nationwide. california mandated restaurants with 20 or more locations to put calorie counts on their menus last year. now a new health care law will
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Sep 9, 2012 11:00pm PDT
] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. >>> a crash in los angeles early this morning killed three young people. it happened when a driver lost control of his car, flipped over, and then crashed into a pizza parlor and hit a gas main. witnesses say the fire went so fast, and was so hot the victims didn't have a chance to escape. >> when i was calling 911, you could see that the driver -- he was screaming for help. >> the driver was going about 80 miles an hour, according to police, in a 35 miles an hour zone. friends say the driver and his friends had been drinking at a birthday party before the crash. >>> wind is stalling the efforts of firefighters battling nine major fires across the state. one east of ukiah, it burned an area nearly the size of san francisco. tonight, the red flag warning shows that gusts of up to 40 miles an hour is not helping. the fire is 15% contained. about 50 homes and out-buildings are in the path tonight, many of them under evacuation orders. >>> and now, to decision 2012. after weeks of running virtually neck and neck, new polls show some daylight has sudden
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Sep 7, 2012 6:00pm PDT
phone numbers be posted in all parking lots and stands. a los angeles lawmaker wrote the bill, he says currently fans call 911 to report problems. but the stadium's own security workers can get there faster. legislation follows several high profile incidents at various sporting events. at last years raiders-49ers, there were two shootings, a beating in the bathrooms and two fights in the stands. >>> fund-raiser in both woodside and danville for paul ryan, former 49ers star brett jones is holding an event in dan investment $10,000 get you into a photo reception with the wisconsin congressman. later in the day,. >>> the burglars know that the staffing in san jose is down, so they know that there's not in force out there to stop them, so they're wreaking halve vok. >> the south bay schools where parents don't feel safe dropping their students off at school, plus why police aren't doing the jobs there. >>> i'm scott budman, energy from solar panels, a bicycle for every employee and lots of job growth. it's all about the bar and coming up, we'll take you to cliff's place. >> and the race fo
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Sep 25, 2012 7:00am PDT
vowing to prevent iran fro a los angeles judge has ordered a review of singer chris brown's community service restraining orders it make sure he didn't violate his probation for the 2009 beating of his then girlfriend rihanna. oddly rihanna joined the team, tweeting her support, praying for you, baby. my best wishes are with you. the judge gave brown a pass on a failed marijuana test noting that he had a prescription for medical usage and that mandatory drug testing was not part of his sentence. >>> well, this taxi cab fight on the streets of new york is going viral. it's not unusual to see rush hour disputes over who hailed it first, but rarely do they lead to this kind of scuffling. unbelievable. >>> and viewers are flocking to this youtube video. about 80 sheep wandered into a sporting goods store in the austrian alps this weekend. apparently one sheep saw its reflection in a mirror and went inside while the others followed, like a bunch of sheep, and they left a mess big enough apparently to get lawyers involved before a shepherd was then able to steer them back outside. a little
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Sep 27, 2012 5:30pm PDT
throughout the muslim world. he is in a federal courtroom in los angeles today, and a judge will decide if he violated the terms of his probation from a 2010 conviction on bank fraud charges. under the terms of the probation, he agreed not to use the internet or use aliases without permission, federal authorities say he did both in distributing the video. >>> and tonight, game on for those who were supposed to work with the deal. more from baltimore where the ravens will meet the cleveland browns tonight, stephanie, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, savannah, well, the fans pouring into the stadium are relieved. tonight, they get real, full-time nfl referees. now they won't vote on the deal until saturday, but the lockout was lifted today. you can bet every call they make here tonight will be closely watched. there is added excitement in baltimore, america's game desperately needed a good call. late wednesday night, it got one. the tentative deal struck between the owners and the official union and the three-week incident on the football field. tonight, the replacement ref
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Sep 17, 2012 11:00pm PDT
, before heading to the final destination, california space science center in los angeles. a group of disabled war veterans are fighting a battle to keep their homes. the men are living in a former army base in the national park. but it's the military that wants them out. you will see this story only on nbc bay area. >> at the northern end of the golden gate bridge. the former army base of fort baker. now a national park, the buildings have been returned to their original glory. but in an unusual arrangement, the aging marina is leased to travis air force base. it's the marina, veteran gerald wincoop calls home. >> my neighbors are sea lions and seals and sea birds, and it's a really nice place to live if you like some privacy. >> for more than five years, wincoop and other veterans have lived aboard sail boats. for wincoop who is suffering from ptsd and agent orange, the solitude fits like a warm center. last december, he and three other veterans were given notice that they had until the end of september to get out. the letters to the veterans officials said that the marina is not fi
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Sep 7, 2012 4:30am PDT
. tonight's benefit at the shrine auditorium in los angeles. all four broadcast networks plus a dozen cable networks will air the telethon commercial free starting at 8:00 p.m. 100% of public donations go to directly to cancer research. tune in to nbc bay area to watch. >> that's a big deal. phenomenal cause and lineup there. >> 4:51. still ahead, emergency surgery for the oakland a's pitcher we showed you got hit in the head by a line drive. goodness. why the damage was actually worse than doctors originally thought. >> we're looking at the flow of traffic, 101 through san jose. we'll give you a bigger wider better look coming up. >> welcome back everybody on this friday morning. i love to say friday morning. it feels like it's melodic. san jose, the dawn out there before the sun, a lot of lights out there. going to be a warm one. it's a good looking weekend ahead. >> this wasn't good looking video yesterday as we showed you brandon mccarthy, he is recovering this morning after emergency surgery. take a look. he was rushed to the hospital after he was hit in the head. by a line drive durin
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Sep 4, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to los angeles sunday. the family says as they were preparing to board their flight they were stopped by airline officials and told that their son was a security risk, and they would not be allowed on the flight. they later rebooked to fly coach on another airline. the teen was acting agitated and running around the gate just before boarding. his parents dispute that saying their son was calm. >>> facebook is struggling, but the boss is not selling. facebook's struggling stock got a small boost today after mark zuckerberg says he will not sell any of his shares for at least one year. the company will scrap a plan to issue 100 million more shares of stock through a secondary offering. this all comes after the menlo based company has seen a steady slide in its stock price since facebook's ipo. >>> packers claim they now have access to unique i.d. numbers and other sensitive information from 12 million apple products. the hackers claim they stole the information from the laptop of an fbi agent. apple is not commenting on the claim, the fbi is. there's no evidence indicating an fb
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Sep 3, 2012 5:30pm PDT
died in los angeles. his breakthrough role of course was in "the green mile" alongside tom hanks. duncan was nominated for an oscar as best supporting actor. he had had a heart attack this past july. michael clarke duncan was 54 years old. >>> up next, a woman, a mother, and a real fighter realizing a dream she never knew she had. >>> just like the date 9/11 holds special meaning for americans so, too, does the date 7/7 for the british. seven years ago on july 7th london went from the joy of being named host city of the 2012 olympic games to one of the darkest days in its history. many people's lives changed including a woman who survived that day and is now competing on the world stage in an unexpected way. her story tonight from our chief medical editor dr. nancy snyderman. >> reporter: she's no shrinking violet. >> i've always been confident. definitely outgoing. i'm a person that the glass is half full instead of half empty. >> reporter: on july 6th, 2005, she, like much of london, was awaiting word from the international olympic committee about the 2012 games. >> the games o
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Sep 7, 2012 4:00am PDT
poehler and will arnett have separated. >>> mtv's video awards were held last night in los angeles. among the big winners was rihanna with "we found love" best new artist with england's one direction. best female video went to nicki minaj for starships. chris brown "turn up the music" drake, lil wayne. best hip-hop video. one direction took best pop and best rock went to coldplay. >> is this like england band, one direction, is this for keeps? >> for a good six months to a year. >> okay. >> then there will be another one. >> someone else? >> yeah. they're just shifting through. >> i need to know if i need to pay attention or not. >> wait until your daughter is a little bit older, then you will. >>> this comes to us from washington, d.c., where you can get up close and personal with some of the best known women in music or some of the things that helped make their mark from lady gaga's dress made of preserved meat to patty smith's boots and loretta lynn's guitar. they're all on display starting today at the national museum of women in the arts. aretha franklin's dress and madonna's cone dr
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Sep 27, 2012 11:00am PDT
this summer when that bear was out roaming around the los angeles foothills, taking a dip in the pool, chilling out, dining on meatballs out of the garage feature. he finally found a permanent home. >> this video taken several weeks ago, you see the 400-pound california black bear known as meatball cooling off in the grenada hills pool. >> why? because he can. >> he's been living in a cage since being caught. that's at lion, tigers and bears sanctuary. he's being built a permanent bear habitat. >> cleaning off, shaking his fur. >> he needs his own olympic size pool as well. >> imagine him talking to the other animals going, what did you do this summer? how did you spend your summer vacati vacation? >> thanks for being with us. join us at 5:00, 6:00 and 11:00. >> see you tomorrow. ah. fire bad! just have to fire roast these tomatoes. do you churn your own butter what? too? this is going to give you a head start on your dinner. that seems easier sure does who are you? [ female announcer ] new progresso recipe starters. five delicious cooking sauces you combine with fresh ingredients to
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Sep 14, 2012 4:30am PDT
video from granada hills near los angeles. residents have been complaining about a bear in the neighborhood for weeks. police finally found their respect right there, taking a nice little dip in the pool. got to get a toe in first. they found him flying over in a helicopter. apparently the young black bear had been going from home to home taking dips in various pools and doing it because he could to beat the heat. >> the michael phelps of bears. >> he looks talented. >> stay with us, it's 4:57. much more ahead.
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Sep 20, 2012 4:00am PDT
two are back together after a, "dramatic makeup in los angeles." >>> and finally, lindsay lohan has been arrested again, this time in new york city, for leaving the scene of an accident after allegedly clipping a pedestrian with a borrowed porsche. the man claims lohan was slurring her words and reeked of booze. lohan claims she is being set up. >>> and this now comes to us from west 2 news in orlando, florida, where in a nearby villages, a community was gator versus dog until a senior citizen literally risked life and limb. steve saw a 7-foot alligator grab his terrier named bounce and drag it into a pond. steve, who is 66 years old, bounced into action, diving in and struggling with the reptile, pinning his nose under water and grabbing its tail until bounce was freed. steve says he did it for one reason, because his dog is his best friend. and you see all the pictures of his dog and you totally get it. >> look at how happy he was, how could you not? and we all have small dogs. you can relate to how in an emergency like that, you could step into action. >> well, they turn into fam
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Sep 7, 2012 2:05am PDT
, southwest looking at 76 in los angeles and pretty sunny for your saturday. by sunday, temperatures cool off in the east. we're down to 72 in new york city, big game with the bears and colts on sunday, perfect weather, 76 and sunshine. monday we're quieting down across the east. we'll track the next storm across the desert southwest. especially across the deserts an eventually across the colorado high country. >> it's going to be pretty dry as we kick off our tuesday. you can wake up with al and stephanie at 6:00 a.m. on the will weather channel. >>> we are back with "everyone has a story." jullian grante who wrote the letter honoring his sweet wife jo draper grante. >> it's time for you to hear the song we wrote just for you. here is the wonderful and talented, and did i say gorgeous, michael park. the song is called "my angel." ♪ all my life i strive to be a man ♪ ♪ the best soldier the best husband ♪ the best father that i can ♪ ♪ but nothing can prepare you for that dark and fateful day ♪ ♪ when something unexpected takes your health and strength away ♪ ♪ all
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Sep 25, 2012 6:00pm PDT
, plenty of hot air trapped. we're starting to see los angeles cool down after some hot weather most recently, but on the weather boards right now, it's all about the bay area down to monterey where some of the coolest weather continues. 50s and 60s from san francisco to san mateo and the east bay, we're finding the most widespread contrast and temperatures. 64 in hayward, 59 in oakland, and head over to livermore and we have 80 degrees right now. let's take you outside of that live hd camera. clear skies in san jose when it comes to the cloud cover pretty much, we do have a lot of haze in the atmosphere, that pollen's going to go up as temperatures increase, as we look out towards oakland, you can see that haze and tracking low cloud cover for tonight. let's get a look at the marine layer and also the fog, it is extensive all the way down to the south bay, that will provide a picture that's going to be very similar to what we have this morning. the north bay should be shrouded in cloud cover. here's the thing you want to know in the forecast throughout the next two to three days. hi
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Sep 19, 2012 6:00pm PDT
station in los angeles has more on this. sizzling at 600 degrees. this grill is kicking up more pollution than a big rig. the finding of uc riverside engineering students. they crunched the numbers on a per burger base. >> drive a diesel truck 143 miles to put out the same mass of particles as one char broiled hamburger. >> they say each patty releases five grams of particulate mat near southern california's air. >> everybody overlooks the cooking industry. we put up a lot of e mission from restaurants. >> they know this after cooking thousand of pound of beef. and the numbers they admit might be hard for some restaurant owners to swallow. commercial cooking is the second largest source. behind road dust. >> it is cleaner than diesel exhaust. nobody is suggesting turning off the grill. >> knowing a burger could produce pollution would it change your opinion on eating one? >> i don't know. if it would change it that draixly. drastically. it is hoped this research will led to an affordable filter system. >> it's still, makes me hungry for dinner right about now. still to come here
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Sep 15, 2012 7:00am PDT
with his 29-year-old wife's murder. lawrence jones was arrested in los angeles where police say he was on the run. detectives say he killed his wife in monterey and dumped her in san benito county. the couple married about five years ago and now jones success held without bail. this weekend marks six months since sierra la mar disappeared. in holster, the city is holding their second annual hot cars and guitars festival to raise money to help the search for sierra fund. some of the proceeds will go to the klaas kids foundation. it features classic cars and live entertainment and food. hot cars and gi stars will be holster's bolado park. still ahead, why online shoppers were up late last night snapping up bargains on amazon.com. why people in one bay area city are being asked to boil their water this weekend. we will show you where. [ male announcer ] the magic of nature appears every day, within each strand of an oat's rhythmical sway. when an apple's vibrant red temptation, and honey's sweet touch of golden sensation, join together with a pecan crunch you'll savor, creating the mo
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